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5 rare wild cat species in Sumatra


Harimau Sumatera - Panthera tigris sumatrae

Harimau Sumatera – Panthera tigris sumatrae

Amazing five of the seven wild cat species found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra were recently caught on camera. WWF-Indonesia is urging companies and authorities to take immediate steps to save the valuable area.

Marbled cat - Kucing batu - Pardofelis marmorat

Marbled cat – Kucing batu – Pardofelis marmorat

A forest of rich biodiversity known as Bukit Tigapuluh or Thirty Hills, the WWF survey captured on camera the Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard, marble cat, golden cat, and leopard cat.

Leopard cat - Kucing congkok - Prionailurus bengalensis

Leopard cat – Kucing congkok – Prionailurus bengalensis

The area is threatened by encroachment and forest clearance for industrial plantations.

Clouded leopard - Macan dahan - Neofelis diardi

Clouded leopard – Macan dahan – Neofelis diardi

WWF-Indonesia has also called on protection for areas bordering Bukit Tigapuluh National Park, either by expanding the park or managing it under the current forest ecosystem restoration scheme.

Golden cat - Kucing emas - Catopuma temmincki

Golden cat – Kucing emas – Catopuma temmincki

Bukit Tigapuluh is designated a “global priority Tiger Conservation Landscape” and is one of six landscapes the government of Indonesia pledged to protect at last year’s International Tiger Forum, or Tiger Summit, of world leaders in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Source : WWF Indonesia PHKA | http://www.labspaces.net

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